Miss Krueger's Kindergarten

January 15th, 2016


Reading and Writing

This week, we read the books Corduroy and A Pocket for Corduroy. The kids were doing great with answering questions about the books and predicting what would happen next. We worked on several word families to help with rhyme distinction and rhyme production.

In writing, most of the kids are wrapping up their stories. We talked about coming up with a titles and brainstormed as a class for a few of the students.


The kids have been doing an amazing job on addition! We took the test today and we will begin subtraction next week.

FOSS Wood andPaper

We kicked off the week by reviewing the types of wood that we talked about a month ag. They got a chance to try to sand basswood and see what happened when they added water to the samples.

The kids also took a look at different paper samples (tagboard, newsprint, kraft paper, wax paper, paper toweling, cardboard, corrugated paper, and Kleenex). They tested out how well pencils, crayons, and markers worked on each one. The next day, they tested what happened when they added water to the samples.

We also looked at how cardboard boxes are cut and glued together. They then had to try to put them back together so none of the seams were showing! We also talked about how important recycling is.

Today, the students made paper pulp out of toilet paper and started to make their own recycled paper! We had several helpers from the fifth grade class help us with this activity. The samples will dry over the weekend and we will check them out on Tuesday to compare how it looks to normal recycled paper!

Paper Exploration

Making Recycled Paper

Upcoming Dates

January 15th - End of 2nd Quarter

January 18th - NO SCHOOL

January 29th - Scholastic Book Orders Due

Next Week

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